Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
  • Location of Service: European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Private First Class

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More Resources

[ Aldo Freda, letter from New York World Telegram to Mrs. Freda, announcing her son released from POW camp [July 12, 1945] ]
[ Letter from Colonel Howard F. Bresee, Assistant Director, POW Division, to Mrs. Lena Freda, 24 August 1944. ]
[ Letter from Archer L. Lerch, the Provost Marshall General, to "the Next of Kin of American Prisoners of War," addressing concerns that German POWs in American hands were being treated too softly. ]
[ Telegram from the Adjutant General to Mrs. Lena Freda, reporting her son Aldo Freda returned to military control. ]
[ Telegram from Adjutant General to Mrs. Lena Freda, reporting her son, Aldo Freda, MIA. ]

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[ Aldo Freda, front of Prisoner of War postcard. ]
[ Aldo Freda, membership card for the Ninetieth Division Association [September 2001 to September 2002] ]
[ Aldo Freda, telegram to Mr. And Mrs. Benedetto Freda [June 3, 1945] ]
[ Telegram from the Adjutant General to Mrs. Lena Freda [June 3, 1945] informing her that her son Aldo would be returned to the United States within the near future. ]
[ Aldo Freda, "A History of the 90th Division in World War II" ]

About this Item

Title

  • Aldo Freda Collection

Names

  • VA Healthcare System, New Jersey
  • Healy, Alice
  • Freda, Aldo
  • Battle, Lillie
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • Mary A. Seal

State of Birth

  • NJ

Home State

  • NJ

Headings

  • -  Freda, Aldo
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Prisoner of War -- United States

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Private First Class
    • Dates of Service: 1943-1945
    • Prisoner of War: Yes
    • Entrance into Service: Drafted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [6 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944 - 1945)
  • Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 07/02/2002)
  • Video: Digital Betacam [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 07/02/2002)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/1997

Cite as

  • Aldo Freda Collection (AFC/2001/001/1997), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • video
  • pdf

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Va Healthcare System, New Jersey, Alice Healy, Aldo Freda, Lillie Battle, National Court Reporters Association, and Mary A. Seal. Aldo Freda Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01997/.

APA citation style:

Va Healthcare System, N. J., Healy, A., Freda, A., Battle, L., National Court Reporters Association & Mary A. Seal. (1943) Aldo Freda Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01997/.

MLA citation style:

Va Healthcare System, New Jersey, et al. Aldo Freda Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01997/>.